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  • BOLDtalks goes "down under"

    6th April, 00:00

    Following the success of BOLDtalks events that we've run in Dubai for past four years, we're looking to carry our innovative concept to new cities around the world.

    First stop - the beautiful Melbourne, Australia. We are very excited to open dialogue with the Melbourne community, and engage them with the selection of thought-provoking talks by some of the world’s most fascinating people.

    Follow the event's page on this site, or it on and we'll keep you posted with the additional speakers as we go aong!  


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    Can we align our BOLDtalks events platforms with your corporate culture?

    BOLDtalks is a unique as well as an exclusive environment for sponsoring company to take a lead role in bringing such event to its community. Contact us to find out how our past sponsors, including Airbus, Ericsson, GE, BMW, Emirates Airlines and  Thomson Reuters, have done so, and how you can also be involved in BOLDtalks Australia 2014. For more info, please enquire at the Contact Us page.

  • Selling little girls to pay back debt

    26th January, 00:00

    This week, CNN's Christina Amanpour reports on BOLDtalks 2013 speaker Najibillah Quraishi's "Opium Bride" documentary and investigates the wide-spread phenomenon of Afghan families giving their daughter's away to traffickers.

    The father of the girl has done what many Afghan farmers must do to finance their opium farms: borrow money from drug traffickers. But the Afghan government and international forces’ attempt to halt the opium trade has quashed the father’s poppy business, and with it, his ability to pay back the lenders.

    The drug lords have taken him hostage to extract a payment.

    Read more... Selling little girls to pay back debt   

    Hear Najibullah discussing his first hand investigation of this topic at BOLDtalks 2013, March 2, Madinat Jumeirah.Bride

  • BOLDtalks has its new home

    25th December, 23:20

    Following the past three years of hosting our events at the Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre - time has come for us to find a new home.

    While we enjoyed every minute of DUCTAC's facility and staff's professional support, our time has come to explore other venues in Dubai where we'd host our BOLDtalks events.

    We are pleased to announce that all our 2013 events will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah Theatre, and we are looking forward to working with its team and replicate the success of Khalil Gibran's theatrical play we held in October 2012.

    Going forward, over next couple of weeks, we will be reveling the exciting BOLDtalks 2013 programme that we've prepared for you, on March 2nd. You can already get a taste of what is coming up by visiting the event's page on this website.

    We look forward to meeting you all again in March, and continue opening dialogues with you on number of fascinating topics.